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Environmental Studies

BENV110 Introduction to Environmental Science
(4 Credits)
This is an introductory course in environmental science, involving an interdisciplinary study of how things in nature are interconnected. It will provide an integrated study of environmental problems, connections and solutions.

BENV115 Soil and Water Resources
(4 Credits)
A course designed to introduce students to the study of our soil and water resources. Water resources topics include the current status of our water, threats to the resource, water treatment resources, and basic water flow calculations. Soils resources topics include the factors of soil genesis, physical properties of soils, and the role of nutrients in soil health, access to and use of NRCS soil data, and the field description of soils. (Prerequisite: Basic algebra and calculator skills required.)

BENV116 Water Resources and Hydrology
(4 Credits)
A course designed to introduce students to the study of our soil and water resources.  Water resources topics include the current status of our water, threats to the resource, water treatment resources, and basic water flow calculations.  Soils resources topics include the factors of soil genesis, physical properties of soils, and the role of nutrients in soil health, access to and use of NRCS soil data, and the field description of soils.

BENV118 Conservation Biology
(4 Credits)
Conservation biology takes an in-depth look at the causes and consequences of the loss of biodiversity.  The importance of biodiversity and loss of it will be examined from the genetic to the ecosystem level.  Endangered ecosystems and the eventual cause of extinctions will be examined in addition to the challenges for species management.  The roles of economic and social factors are also examined.  (Prerequisites:  BBIO111, BENV110)

BENV210 Environmental Project
(3 Credits)
Environmental Project is a student directed capstone course designed to utilize the knowledge and skills that the student has learned while competing the Environmental Science degree requirements. A comprehensive project related to the student's area of interest is designed and completed by the student in cooperation with faculty advisors. (Prerequisite: BGIS112, BENV110, BGIS213, BSUR219, BCHE113; Co-requisite: BENV115)

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